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Warning For Pet Owners About Giving Away Your Pet
DAYTON -- A warning to anyone giving away their pet for free.
There's new concerns about what some people are doing to those animals once they have them.
"There's so many dangers out there that people don't realize," said Brian Weltge, President and CEO of the Humane Society of Greater Dayton.
Dangers that can be harmful to your beloved pet.
"They're not thinking ahead of who is on the other end of the site who may have other intentions for their pet," said Weltge.
Web sites like Craigslist are great tools to find things cheap, including animals.
But giving them away for free can be risky.
"We have heard really terrible stories about people who are getting animals for free from sites like Craigslist and really doing awful things to them," said Weltge.
A recent example out of Boston is a puppy named Doe, that was found burned, stabbed and tortured in a park..
She was so badly injured, vets couldn't save her.
"I think it's a shame that people would do that and it's very very disheartening," said Kellie Schmidt.
While there hasn't been a case like that here in the Miami Valley, the humane society is still concerned.
"If it's happening in different places throughout the country, the chance of it occurring here is high," said Weltge.
"It's very shocking and surprising, it saddens me greatly," said Schmidt.
You can protect yourself and your pet.
If you have to resort to putting in ad in the local paper or on Craigslist, ask for a fee.
"People who are trying to do things like that typically aren't willing to pay for pets," said Weltge.
Also, ask for a reference from the buyer's veterinarian.
It's a small hurdle that can save your pet's life.
"Realize that your pet is your family even if it's there for a short period of time," said Weltge, "And that you have a responsibility to make sure that that pet finds a safe new place."
If you're in a pinch, call around to your local shelters and see if they can take your pet.
Also, ask friends, they might know someone who wants a pet and would be willing to take yours.
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